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Phillips County, Montana
Map of Montana highlighting Phillips County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of USA MT
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1913
Seat Malta
Largest city Malta
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

5,212 sq mi (13,499 km²)
5,140 sq mi (13,313 km²)
73 sq mi (189 km²), 1.39%
 - (2000)
 - Density


Phillips County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population is 4,601. Its county seat is Malta[1].


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 13,499 km² (5,212 sq mi). 13,311 km² (5,140 sq mi) of it is land and 188 km² (73 sq mi) of it (1.39%) is water.

Adjacent CountiesEdit

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan borders Phillips County to the north.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,601 people, 1,848 households, and 1,241 families residing in the county. The population density was <1/km² (<1/sq mi). There were 2,502 housing units at an average density of <1/km² (<1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 89.44% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 7.61% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 97.0% spoke English and 2.5% German as their first language.

There were 1,848 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 17.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,702, and the median income for a family was $37,529. Males had a median income of $25,132 versus $20,274 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,058. About 13.80% of families and 18.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.10% of those under age 18 and 12.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 48°16′N 107°55′W / 48.26, -107.92

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